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Oil Holds near $32 ahead of OPEC-Led Talks on Output Cuts

Apr 08, 2020

Oil steadied near $32 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by hopes that a meeting between OPEC members and allied producers on Thursday will trigger output cuts to shore up prices that have collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic.Thursday's videoconference…

Arup Names Americas Offshore Wind Head

Apr 08, 2020

Offshore engineering and consultancy firm Arup has appointed Saygin 'Sy' Oytan as the company's Offshore Wind Leader in the AmericasAs an associate principal in the Boston office, Oytan will lead strategic business development initiatives aimed…

Marathon Oil Cuts Capex For Second Time in a Month

Apr 08, 2020

U.S. oil company Marathon Oil has decided to cut its 2020 CAPEX further, for the second time in less than a month.The company, with assets in the U.S. onshore plays such as Bakken and Eagle Ford, and in Equatorial Guinea offshore space, one Wednesday revised its 2020 capital budget to $1…

OWC to Develop Ground Model for U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 08, 2020

OWC, formerly known as Offshore Wind Consultants Ltd, has won a contract with an undisclosed developer to develop a ground model for a US offshore wind project and its cable route.  Will Cleverly, managing director of OWC said:“Our approach…

Exxon Cuts Spending by $10B

Apr 07, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp on Tuesday throttled back a multi-year investment spree in shale, LNG and deep water oil production and will cut planned capital spending this year by $10 billion as the coronavirus pandemic saps energy demand and oil prices…

Equinor Finds Oil at Monument Prospect in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Apr 06, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Equinor, with partners Progress Resources and Repsol, has made an oil discovery in the Monument exploration well in the US Gulf of Mexico.The Monument exploration well found approximately 200 feet (c. 60 meters) of net oil…

Oil Drops after Saudi Arabia, Russia Delay Meeting on Output Cuts

Apr 06, 2020

Oil prices slipped on Monday, after Saudi Arabia and Russia delayed a meeting to discuss output cuts that could partly alleviate oversupply in global markets as the coronavirus pandemic pummels demand.Brent crude slipped close to $30 a barrel in early trade and was at $33…

OPEC+ Debates Biggest Ever Oil Output Cut as Virus Destroys Demand

Apr 03, 2020

OPEC and allies are working on a deal for an unprecedented production cut equivalent to around 10% of global supply, an OPEC source said after U.S. President Donald Trump called on oil nations to stop the oil rout caused by the coronavirus pandemic…

Update: Brent Oil Rises above $32 on Hopes of Output Deal

Apr 03, 2020

Benchmark Brent crude oil futures rose as high as $33.05 a barrel on Friday on rising hopes of a new global deal to cut global crude supply.Brent crude futures were up 9.3%, or $2.79, at $32.73 a barrel by 1014 GMT. Brent soared as much as 47%…

COVID-19 Oil Demand Hit Renders OPEC+, Trump Actions Irrelevant

Mar 31, 2020

Imagine for a moment that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia had agreed at the start of this month to extend and deepen their crude oil output cuts. It wouldn't have made the blindest bit of difference.While it was only three and half weeks ago…

Equinor to Quit U.S. Lobby Group Over Climate Policy

Mar 27, 2020

Equinor will leave industry lobby group the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) over a disagreement about climate policy, the energy producer said on Friday.The Norwegian company is undertaking a review of its memberships of…

Oil Prices Fall as Demand Woes Eclipse U.S. Stimulus

Mar 25, 2020

Oil prices slipped into negative territory on Wednesday as faltering fuel demand from the spread of the coronavirus outweighed a massive pending U.S. economic stimulus package.Brent crude was down 45 cents, or 1.66%, at $26.70 per barrel at 1029 GMT after earlier rising to a high of $28…

Talos: Cost Cuts to Allow for Cashflow Generation in Mid-$20s a Barrel

Mar 23, 2020

Talos Energy, a U.S. oil company focused on the U.S. and the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico, has announced further cost cuts, inclusive of $170.0 million of reductions in capital, operating and G&A expenses. The company said Monday it would…

U.S. Lawmakers ask Interior to Cut Offshore Oil Royalty Rates

Mar 23, 2020

Lawmakers representing U.S. Gulf coast states on Friday asked Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to temporarily cut the royalty rate oil and gas companies must pay on their offshore drilling operations to help the industry weather a market crash…

U.S. Offshore Oil Lease Sale Weakest Since 2016

Mar 19, 2020

A major sale of oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday generated $93 million in high bids, the lowest total for any U.S. offshore auction since 2016, reflecting caution in the drilling industry amid a steep slide in oil prices…

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